About Us:

dover shop front small.jpgCleverley and Spencer Stonemasons were established as a family business in 1869 and are still a small, independent, family stonemasons which is now run by Ivor Spencer who personally oversees the work on every headstone and memorial. Ivor first took up his hammer and chisel at his father’s knee at the age of six and since then has gone on to become one of only a handful of Stonemasons in England to be accepted as a member of both the National Association of Memorial Masons and the National Association of Master Letter Carvers. His training was undertaken in various places including Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury College, City & Guilds of London Art School and with the internationally acclaimed Letter Carver, Ron Parsons.

Recent changes in health and safety guidelines for the erection of headstones have resulted in new qualifications for Stonemasons and Ivor Spencer was pleased to undertake the necessary advanced training to become a CITB AI Assessor to enable him to train and assess Stonemasons throughout Southern England to achieve an NVQ in Stonemasonry which is a lifelong qualification including a unit that is equivalent to the BRAMM fixer licence which is a requirement of many burial authorities.

ashford shop front small.JPGAll our memorials are individually made and we are happy to modify any design to your personal requirements or design a headstone with you. Our stonemasons work in cemeteries throughout Kent and the Southeast. Ivor is more than willing to spend time giving friendly, sympathetic and helpful advice free of charge in order to achieve a finished headstone that is a traditional but unique work of art. Home visits are made Monday to Friday by appointment, both during the day and in the evenings so that memorials can be discussed in familiar surroundings. Visits to our Stonemasonry workshop and showroom in Dover or our showroom in Ashford are also welcomed at any time, no need to make an appointment, Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings.

 

 

Our Staff:

 
 
 

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Ivor Spencer

Managing Director
Master Lettercarver - CITB Assessor (Stonemasonry)

 

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Alan

Workshop Foreman
Letter Carver - Stonemason

 

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Paul Spencer

Stonemason
Trainee Office Manager

 

Gill

Office Manager
PA to Ivor Spencer

 

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Tim

NAMM & BRAAM Fixer
Stonemason

 

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James Spencer

NAMM & BRAAM Fixer Mason
Trainee Letter carver

 

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Janet

Memorial Advisor
Ashford Branch

 

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Kelli

Memorial Advisor
Ashford Branch

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Next Generation in Training:

 
 

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Keelan Spencer

 

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Chloe Spencer

 
 

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